A Tsunami And Luciano MoggiBy: Dylan | July 10th, 2011
This is another news type article, just wanted to ask you guys how often you would like to see them. Maybe daily, or every two or three days, let me know.
- La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that Chelsea’s Andre Villas-Boas is interested in Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi. The Italian international has one year left on his current contract, and there has been problems negotiating a renewal.
- Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Arturo Vidal has responded to speculation linking him to sides across Europe, including several English and Italian sides . The Chilean international says he will decide ‘after the Copa America’. He also says that Juventus would represent ‘a great oppertunity’.
- Reports coming out of Sicily suggest that Serie A newcomers Novara are looking to sign a co-ownership deal for Catania’s Takayuki Morimoto. The Japanese striker has struggled to get playing time for Catania, and Novara are looking to strengthen their squad.
- The strangest rumour award goes to Antonio Floro Flores, as Russian side Rubin Kazan have bid nine million for the Udinese forward. The twenty-eight year old has been linked to several Italian sides, but looks to be going overseas instead.
Palermo midfielder Fabio Liverani claims that President Maurizio Zamparini is a ‘tsunami’ by causing constant conflict:
“While Sabatini was there as a buffer, there were no problems, but when he left the Zamparini tsunami hit us full force”.
Zamparini might be the President, but he has to let the players and managers get on with it. In my opinion Palermo would be in the top four without Zampa’s attitude. Liverani made these comments during an interview with Mediagol, he went on to say:
“One day he would strike out at me, the next Rossi, then Federico Balzaretti, or Fabrizio Miccoli, then Cesare Bovo. When you insult someone every week, it’s inevitable the harmony is sucked out of the team. That harmony can be worth an extra seven or eight points over the course of a season”.
Liverani contract was not renewed at the end of last season, ending his three-year stint in Palermo.
It has finally happened, former Juventus director Luciano Moggi has been officialy banned from football for life. This was after the FIGC rejected Moggi’s ,and fellow ex-director Antonio Giraudo’s, appeals against the lifetime bans. They were both part of the infamous Juventus board during the original Calciopoli scandal.
Moggi’s lawyers insisted the charge be considered past the statue of limitations. A law in Italy that prevents charges being made after a certain period of time. Neither the less, a statement was released yesterday confirmed the ban.
Former FIGC Vice-President Innocenzo Mazzini also lost his appeal and has been banned.
Finally a small piece of justice has been made for Italian football, although we still have a long way to go. All I hope now is that Moggi stops giving his opinion on everything Juve, and other teams, do. There might be other guilty parties, but we don’t need to hear about them through Moggi.